This is an excellent, modern villa of 220m² floor area suitable for one or two families. It is set in private grounds, with remote control gates and mature gardens of 1300m² area and with a fully enclosed private pool . The pool in particular is a swimmer's pool as the depth ranges from 1.2 metres at the shallow end to 2 metres at the deep end. The house is located on the edge of a small village in the lovely valley of the Orb River. There are beautiful views from the property - there is a viewing terrace at the rear of the pool area which looks westward up the valley towards the spectacular Mont Caroux - ideal for watching the sunset each evening. There is spacious accommodation to sleep 9 maximum and the focal point of the property is the fantastic pool area that features a 10x5m pool and delightful covered terrace with large dining area and BBQ - all serviced by the adjoining, fully equipped summer kitchen with oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher and separate bathroom.
- Separate WCs0
- Min. Stay7 nights
Villa in Les Aires, Lamalou-Les-Bains, Nr. Bedarieux, Herault, Languedoc, France - Right Beside The Languedoc National Forest - Many Beautiful Towns And Restaurant Minutes Away
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- Calendar last updated:
- 8 Aug 2018
Pool / Spa
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Family of 9 readily accommodated in this house at the end of a cul de sac. Transport is essential as there are no real facilities in the village but the Lidl supermarket in Lamoulin is only 5 minutes drive away, and cheaper than Intermarche in Herepian. The heatwave ensured that the excellent pool was well used and that most of our living was done out of doors. Our particular crcumstances made the fact of the second (fully-equipped, incidentally) kitchen a godsend for the coeliac member of the party, ensuring no cross contamination of supplies. Pezenas and Olargues were well worth visiting, but kayaking on the Orb is only for the young and fit!! We had a fine time and would not rule out going back if circumstances allowed.
Great location and facilities
Really enjoyed the villa and especially the large pool. 2 kitchens took a little getting used too but once organised it was great. BBQS by the pool in the evening were wonderful. Some of the pool area furnishings were tired but seviceable as were some kitchen items but overall we had no problems. House was cool enough during the very hot weather and had everything we needed. Probably the best home we have stayed in. Thanks to Paul for his holiday villa.
Dejligt hus, pool og omgivelser - fungerede perfekt.
Rigtig fin kommunikation med ejer både før og efter ophold.
Dejligt hus med god plads og mange udenoms muligheder, inklusiv et dejligt separat pool-område.
Man kunne have ønsket bedre kvalitet i køkkenet, og der er lidt få udendørs-stole, men vi fik det til at fungere.
Thanks Niels for the very kind comments and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the house in Les Aires so much.
There are nice spots for river bathing in the Orb downstream from Les Aires – at the natural pools in the gorge at Colombiers and also at Tarassac.
The nearest Mediterranean beaches are directly south – it is 40 minutes drive and there is a huge choice of sandy, safe and vast beaches in each direction.
The town of Valras has a beautiful beach, and plenty of restaurants and diversions.
Beziers Airport - 45 minutes drive from airport to the house
Carcassonne Airport - 75 minutes drive from airport to the house
Montpellier Airport - 75 minutes drive
Perpignan Airport - 75 minutes drive
Toulouse Airport - 115 minutes drive
Girona Airport (in Spain) - 115 minutes drive
Barcelona Airport (in Spain) - 2 Hours 15 minutes drive
Les Aires village has one small restaurant. It has a terrace which overlooks the Orb Valley.
There is also a Pizza Takeout place near the town square- 4 minute walk from the house.
Herepian has a major Hypermarche and Supermarkets (as well as a Macdonalds) - 5 minutes drive away.
Lamalou-les-Bains is the former Spa town of Monptellier and has many restaurants, bars and shops in a resort town setting - 5 minute drive or a 12 minute cycle away.
All around the house are many beautiful walks.
Surrounding the house is the spectacular scenery of the Languedoc National Park and Forest.
All amenities including a superb choice of restaurants and bars are just 2 km away in the Spa Town of Lamalou-les-Bains and in the town of Herepian.
Lamalou-les-Bains has many shops, supermarket, bakeries, newsagents, a casino, and a great choice of café bars and restaurants. Further supermarkets, restaurants and bars are in Hérépian 3km away.
Restaurants that offer superb cuisine and excellent value are L'Ochre Rouge in Herepian, Auberge de L'Abbaye (in Villemagne l'Argentiere just beyond Herepian), Auberge De Combes (for lunch in order to enjoy the fantastic views of the mountains from their terrace), Le Forge in Bedarieux, and Les Marronniers in Lamalou-Les-Bains. All these restaurants get a mention in the Michelin Red Guide.
In Les Aires itself, there is just one wine bar / snack restaurant opposite the Mairie building on a beautiful small square that has a lovely view of the Orb Valley and the Mont Caroux. They serve excellent wines, coffee, and snacks every day. The name of the restaurant is L’Aire du Temps and it is well worth a visit for breakfast, light lunch or light dinner.
In Herepian, L’Ochre Rouge is on the south side of the little square in the centre of Herepian opposite the main Church.
This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. It gets one fork from the Michelin Red Guide.
North of Herepian in Villemagne L’Argentiere, there is a top class restaurant which is a little more expensive called the Auberge de l’Abbaye – it is part of the old Abbey in a courtyard setting. This restaurant is definitely worth a visit. It gets one fork from the Michelin Red Guide.
In Bedarieux, there is an excellent restaurant called La Forge, which again offers great cuisine in a beautiful high-ceilinged room - at not too expensive prices. It gets one fork from the Michelin Red Guide.
Booking Notes: A deposit of 25% of the rental is due on reservation in order to secure the booking. The remainder of the rental is due in full eight weeks before the date of rental. Changeover Day: The preferred Changeover day is Saturday (especially in the peak season). Please depart no later than 10.00 and arrive no earlier than 15.00. (These can be negotiable under special circumstances)